Traders' body to soon discuss issues about getting NOC from fire dept

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A day after the unfortunate fire incident in the Mundka area, due to which 30 lives are lost, a trader’s body on Saturday stated that several issues regarding obtaining No Objection Certificates (NOC) from the fire department will be discussed with factory owners and key business leaders.

The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) chairman Brijesh Goyal said the factory owners have been complaining of many difficulties and frills in getting the no-objection certificates (NOCs).

“Sometimes factory owners apply for NOC which gets delayed or is not renewed on time,” Goyal said.

Goyal said, “A meeting with traders and factory owners will be held soon to discuss the real problems in getting the fire NOC and prepare a draft on it to get help from the Delhi Government.”

“Due to various rules and constraints, factory owners also hesitate to take NOC and this is not right, said Goyal who heads the ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s trade wing.

Many markets in Delhi are located on narrow streets.  It is challenging to reach here in an emergency and for this concrete arrangements will have to be made, he added.

A fire ripped through the four-storey building in Mundka on Friday killing at least 27 people and leaving 12 injured.

According to the police, 29 people are still reported to be missing while the fire department officials said that they found charred remains on Saturday and there was a likelihood of the death toll going up.